Purple Short Spine Pincushion Urchin


Scientific name - Pseudoboletia sp.

Family – Temnopleuridae

Common name – Pincushion Urchin

Max Size – 4 in (10 cm)

Range: Sri Lanka, Sumatra

Care Level – Moderate

Temperament – Peaceful

Foods and feeding – It will roam the aquarium eating algae

Aquarium suitability -

Reef compatibility – Yes

Captive care – This urchin can be a very helpful member of your CUC. They do best in larger aquarium with plenty of area for them to roam, with secure rockwork. They are known for causing rockslides when they find a spot to hide during the day. Like all invertebrates it is extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and small amount are fatal to it.
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